Wanda B. Salen, 94, of Champion, entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her home. She was born September 22, 1923 in Midway, Pa., the daughter of Frank C. and Cora (Davidson) Boles.
Wanda was a 1942 graduate of Steubenville High School. A member of the Champion Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid, Wanda had worked for 30 years in retail at Strouss’ in both downtown Warren and the Eastwood Mall, and at Turney’s and Ames Department Stores in Champion with her long-time best friend, Norma Geist. From 1943-1946, Wanda worked at the Ravenna Arsenal and was known as the “popular little secretary of Fire Station #1”.
A beautiful lady who loved life and had a great sense of humor, she enjoyed sewing, bowling, traveling, and was accomplished in ballroom dancing, where she won many trophies and awards.
Fond memories of Wanda live on with her two children, Dennis (Paula) Salen of Austintown and Deborah Salen-Conte of Champion; four grandchildren: Shawna Bash, Kim (Trevor) Robinson, Lindsay (Andy) Holsopple, and Brandon Salen; and seven great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Ayla, Lyle, Eric, Konner, Brayden, and Jaxon.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Charles M. Salen; her twin sister, Wilda; and her brother, Norvel.
A memorial service will be conducted 4:00 pm Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Friends may call 3:00 to 4:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place.
The family would like to thank the nursing and health care staff of Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice for all the care and compassion they gave, and especially to Deborah Fluharty, whose help and support has meant everything. Material contributions may be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice